knock knock!

.

.
.When I get older losing my hair,
Many years from now.
Will you still be sending me a valentine
Birthday greetings, bottle of wine.
If I'd been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door,
Will you still need me,
Will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four.

You'll be older too,
And if you say the word,
I could stay with you.
You could be handy, mending a fuse
When our lights have gone.
I could knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday mornings go for a ride,
Doing the garden, digging the weeds,
Who could ask for more.
Will you still need me,
Will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four.

Every summer we can rent a cottage
In the Isle of Wight, if it's not too dear
We shall scrimp and save
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera, Chuck, & Dave.

Send me a postcard,
Drop me a line,
Stating point of view
Indicate precisely what you mean to say
Yours sincerely, wasting away
Give me your answer, fill in a form
Mine for evermore
Will you still need me,
Will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four?
..


33 comments:

Anonymous said...

x x x

I, still, like the views said...

what was I saying only the other day about anonymity?

;-)

Dave said...

Despite being so drugged I couldn't get out of bed, I've still beaten the postman today.

Not that I'm actually expecting anything special in the post. I haven't for years.

I, still, like the views said...

yeah, I know what that's like. . . (apart from my new polka dot clogs, which I ordered from one of those on-line catalogues) (which not only turned up as promised, but fitted both feet!)

Vicus Scurra said...

Is beating the postman what passes for affection in Norfolk? I trust that "beaten the postman" is not some crude euphemism.

I, still, like the views said...

I don't know - but I have managed to flush out my lurker for works for Credit Suisse! so I'm happy now, whatever the post(wo)man delivers today. . .

Z said...

Happy day, darling

I, still, like the views said...

thank you, lovely z

I, still, like the views said...

*waves at saffron*

Dave said...

Yes, Vicus, "beaten the postman" is indeed a crude Norfolk euphemism.

I didn't get anything interesting in the post, either.

I, still, like the views said...

well, she says cheerily, there were lots of "interesting things" in my "post", if you chose to click on the links!

Rimshot said...

Happy Valentine's Day, dear I,S,LTV

Gordie said...

Scented candles, bubble bath, white wine, chillout music, subscription to Setanta Sports... no romance for me this year.

KAZ said...

Unlike Macca I'm not quite there yet!
Love the sound of those polka dots.

Dave said...

I meant to say earlier, that the cottage garden illustrated is just what I have in mind for my retirement.

Mel said...

:-)

Happily and joyously received, m'dear!

((((((( ILTV )))))))))) (still!)

Polka dotted clogs that fitted both feets sound wonderful!

Flowers and candy and bubbles and hugs and kisses and dinner out and more hugs and more kisses and "I love you oodles" over and over again.....None of them via the postman, mind you--though he is a nice fella who appreciates the hot chocolate we present him with on those wintery afternoons.....

(((((( ILTV ))))))))
Happy Valentine's Day!

(When I grow up, I wanna tool belt JUST like the one in my valentine.)

Mel said...

Oh!!

*waving at the anonymous visitor*

mig bardsley said...

Oh lots of lovely post today :)
Being greedy by nature, I had to click on every single one but the cake takes the biscuit :)

Love the sound of the polka dot clogs.

Lord Tennisanyone said...

"Love, exciting and new
Come Aboard.
We're expecting you.
Love, life's sweetest reward.
Let it flow, it floats back to you.

Love Boat soon will be making another run
The Love Boat promises something for everyone
Set a course for adventure,
Your mind on a new romance.

Love won't hurt anymore
It's an open smile on a friendly shore.
Yes LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!
It's LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!
(hey-ah!)

Love Boat soon will be making another run
The Love Boat promises something for everyone
Set a course for adventure,
Your mind on a new romance.

Love won't hurt anymore
It's an open smile on a friendly shore.
It's LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!
It's LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!
It's LOOOOOOOOOOOVE!
It's the Love Boat-ah!
It's the Love Boat-ah!"

Ha ha haha!
They just don't write 'em like that anymore...hey yah!

ziggi said...

always good when both feet are happy!

lovely links lovie

xxx

fathorse said...

I'm sorry, is there something significant about today's date? Please fill me in...

I, still, like the views said...

horse no

ziggi XXX to you!

mr escape they don't, do they

mig I shall be posting an image of them for your perusal shortly!

mel pftttttttt to anonymity! I thought you'd like the "design a valentine" link - but you probably already did yours for The Brit, eh?! lucky man!!

dave don't save it for your retirement!

KAZ your youth springs eternal. . .

gordie none for me either, but what was it you said about hope! the other things sound lovely and I hope you enjoyed this little smushy interlude in your day

shot and a happy day to you too!

:-D

Saffron said...

slightly belated but Happy Valentines!

the cake looks delicious :D

whisky & violet creams! xxxx

dinahmow said...

I took the short cut from the link in my in-box.Love those clogs!
I've never done the Valentine thing, but yesterday I went a little girlie and bought smoked salmon,asparagus, lovely dark chocolate and an orchid, for when the Man returned from his trip to the mines.(Today it will be back to my shovel, but don't tell Ziggi!)

Gordie said...

Fathorse, today used to be the feast day of a Roman martyr, until the Vatican struck it from the calendar to make room for the 40 martyrs of England and Wales who were canonized on 25 October 1970 by Pope Paul VI to represent the Catholics martyred in England and Wales between 1535 and 1679.

If you can find a follower of Cardinal Lefebvre, who still celebrates the Tridentine Mass, you might get lucky.

(((((Catholic Girls)))))

craig andrew said...

Gordie... you're not giving a hug to the Frank Zappa song, right? I didn't think so. C;)

I, still, like the views said...

gordie SP had an assembly about St V yesterday, you've missed some important details:

at this time of year in the pagan pre-Roman calendar there was a feast to celebrate the return of spring and fertility. . .

boys and girls would put their neames/tokens into a "hat" and when drawn out as a pair (by chance) would have to spend the evening singing and dancing with their "chosen" one. . .

when the Romans arrived, relationships between the men in their armies and women they came across were forbidden (so as not to distract the men from their duties), but a priest called Valentine would arrange marriages in secret - he was found out, put to death and then the story continues as you've explained. . .

:-)

craig yet another band I haven't heard of? I lost all my emails and song lyrics when I trashed my old laptop and am in need of a new musical direction - will now go look up this new band

I hope it's a good one

;-)

I, still, like the views said...

saffron hope you had a good one, sweetheart

dynamo that sounds lovely - do it more often, you don't need a day to be an excuse! (I won't tell the witchy one, your secret is safe with me!)

XXX to you both

Malc said...

Happy yesterday!

But - far more important - happy Friday. Have you got your cinder toffee?

I, still, like the views said...

only the chocolate coated version. . .

;-)

I hope you have a romantic evening/weekend with Mrs TPF!

craig andrew said...

LOL! ISLTV - Frank Zappa is more of an acquired taste that only comes natural to teenage boys C;)

I, still, like the views said...

oh, well, OK, but - see, erm, I wasn't ever a teenage boy and my big brother (who I relied upon for my early musical education) used to listen to Floyd, Spirogyra and, erm, The Pet Shop Boys. . .

and I'm a a little too old for a teenage boy now (specially since I have one of my own)(and he listens to Iron Maiden, HammerFall and his latest "new band": The Rolling Stones!)

(altho just recently, we were in one of his favourite shops and he was chatting to the shop-guy and I said "oh, listen - this is one of my best current songs" and they both looked at me in that raised eyebrows shut-up-you-old-woman-way-you-don't-know-what-you're-talking-about and then the shop guy said in an off hand manner that he didn't know who had put the CD on that day and so I went on to say "it's a song called Jacqueline by a band called The Coral" and my timing was perfect - because it was just before the first chorus. . .

course The Teen said I'd embarassed him, but secretly I think he was proud that his mum outsmarted the shop guy)

Gordie said...

Craig: - "With a tongue like a cow..." I don't think so. More like http://snipurl.com/minipopes